To Kill A Mockingbird Chapter 11 Analysis

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If chapter 11 of To Kill a Mockingbird had a title, it would be called Real Courage. In chapter 11 the text states “I wanted you to see something about her. I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun is his hand.” This shows that Atticus despite what Jem had to go through, thinks Mrs. Dubose has some important lessons to share like a true courage of speaking her own thoughts no matter what anyone else thought of it. She was a little mean, but she had a trait not many others shared with her. This all loops back to the chapter I chose since she showed what real courage is. Atticus may see like this awesome and brave person because of his talented use of guns, but he doesn’t think that …show more content…
After all of those things she said about you, a lady? She was. She had her own views about things, a lot different than mine, maybe son, I told you that if you hadn’t lost your head I’d have made you go read to her.” Once again, this shows that Atticus appreciates Mrs. Dubose. After all Jem had gone through coming to her house every day for an hour or more just to read to her, Atticus thinks he would have made Jem do that anyways. It’s important how in this quote we see the difference in Jem’s views and Atticus’s views since Atticus thinks that it was a great thing for Jem to do even though Jem didn’t like it. Atticus was just trying to teach Jem what real courage is. Overall, the evidence I have just provided fits with the chapter title Real Courage, This chapter of the book was mainly about how Atticus wanted to teach Jem how to be a real man instead of the stereotyped tough guy with a gun like Atticus is. The difference is Atticus doesn’t think he is better than anyone else just because of his amazing talent which is important for Jem to know later on in case if he ever becomes good at shooting. All of this relates to Atticus’s morals of being a lawyer who appreciates his talent with guns only when he has to use